2016 Subaru WRX Impreza Review

2016 Subaru WRX is the fourth generation of the famous racing car from the World Rally Championship, on the European market is known as Subaru Impreza. It was announced a few variants of the new WRX 2016, in addition to the basic that the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and WRX Wagon. All models will be powered by the well known Subaru Boxer engines.

Exterior of new WRX 2016

When it comes to exterior, new Subaru WRX hatchback has kept its traditional look, but also received some modern refreshments. The new design puts an accent on its sporting performance and improving aerodynamics. The front fascia adorned with sharp headlights makes it look a bit aggressive. A small spoiler and exhaust pipe at the rear make the vehicle look sporty.

Some other changes are related to the bumpers, lights and air intakes. The headlights are powered by the latest LED technology.


2016 Subaru WRX Interior

The interior design of the WRX Subaru is plain and minimalistic. The designers used a combination of plastic and fine fabric, thus setting standards for the future car design.

New center stack incorporates Starlink touchscreen infotainment and a Rear Vision Camera as standard. Limited models are equipped with a 7” screen with additional capability.

Subaru made WRX a little bit safer by introducing the EyeSight system with adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist as an option on the Limited version with the CVT. It’s installed with stuff such as the navigation system, upgraded radio, keyless start and steering-responsive fog lamps for additional $4,095. The very same trim with the 6-speed manual transmission is equipped with a similar package, with some of the safety tech features replaced with the blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert for $3,100.


2016 WRX Engine and specs

The Subaru WRX 2016 uses a new 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder boxer engine which produces 268 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque between 2,000 and 5,200 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, but Subaru also offers a Sport Lineatronic CVT as an alternative. Models equipped with the CVT also get Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE). It allows the driver to tailor the vehicle’s driving characteristics through three available modes – Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp. The driver can choose whether the CVT behaves like a 6-speed or 8-speed transmission. Both transmissions send power to all four wheels via Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive System.

The vehicle accelerates 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds with manual transmission and in 5.7 seconds with automatic transmission with top speed of 155 mph. There are no significant performance changes.


Price and release date

2016 Subaru WRX is available for purchase. Pricing starts at $27,390 for 2016 Subaru WRX and goes up to $35,490 for the 2016 Subaru STI model. Both these prices include a $795 destination charge.

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